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Joon Seup Lee 1 Article
A Case of Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis Associated with Transient Thyrotoxicosis
Hye Jung Kwon, Young Sik Choi, Joon Seup Lee, Dong Hyun Park, Yeon Jung Choi, Jin Seok Yoo
Kosin Med J. 2012;27(2):167-171.   Published online December 27, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2012.27.2.167
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Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is an acute muscle weakness of the limbs associated with hypokalemia. It can occur with any form of thyrotoxicosis. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis associated with transient thyrotoxicosis due to thyroiditis is very rare. We experienced a case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis associated with transient thyrotoxicosis. A 39-yr-old man was referred to our hospital because of paralysis of upper and lower extremity. The laboratory results were hypokalemia and mild thyrotoxicosis. A thyroid scan with Tc-99m revealed decreased uptake in the thyroid area compatible with destructive thyroiditis. The paralytic attack did not recur after the patient recovered to euthyroid state.


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